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ITT Avionics Receives $10M Contract to Produce Self-Protection Systems for Special Operations Aircraft

    3/20/1997

        MCLEAN, Va., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Air Force Warner
    Robins Air Logistics Center, Georgia, awarded ITT Avionics a $10M contract for
    the production of the AN/ALQ-172(V)3 self-protection system.  The upgraded
    ALQ-172(V)3 systems will be installed on the U.S. Air Force Special Operations
    Forces (SOF) fleet of AC-130H Gunship aircraft.  This award is an addition to
    ITT Avionics' existing ALQ-172(V)3 AC-130H Gunship production contract,
    bringing the total value of the program to $50M.
        Technology upgrades incorporated into the AN/ALQ-172(V)3 system include
    expansion of the system's memory, increased electronic countermeasures,
    processing capabilities, incorporation of flight line reprogrammability and
    extension of frequency coverage to counter radar-directed threats in the low-
    band region.
        Over the past 10 years, ITT Avionics has delivered more than
    6,000 AN/ALQ-172(V)l and (V)2 line replaceable units to the United States Air
    Force.  The combat proven AN/ALQ-172(V) continues to protect B-52 bombers from
    enemy radar-directed threats in their theaters of operation.  In addition, the
    ALQ-172(V)1 is presently fielded on the USAF MC-130E Combat Talon I, MC-130H
    Combat Talon II and AC-130U Gunship aircraft.  The upgraded ALQ-172(V)3 system
    is designed for application across the entire SOF C-130 fleet and the B-52
    bomber.
        ITT Avionics is an operating unit of ITT Defense & Electronics, a leading
    supplier of high technology commercial and defense electronic systems,
    semiconductors, standard and customized connectors, and operations and
    maintenance services, with customers in avionics, data, communications,
    information systems, military/space and transportation.
        ITT Defense & Electronics is a business unit of ITT Industries
    (NYSE: IIN), a leading worldwide diversified manufacturing company, with 1996
    sales of $8.4 billion from its primary business segments:  automotive, defense
    & electronics, and fluid technology.
    
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    SOURCE  ITT Industries
    
    

    CONTACT: Rachelle Tucci of ITT Avionics, 201-284-4543

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ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2016 revenues of $2.4 billion.

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